Islamic Community Center of Atlanta Hosts Workshop to Help Muslim Youth

March 30, 2003

Source: The Atlantic Journal-Constitution

On March 30, 2003 The Atlantic Journal-Constitution reported that "for 90 minutes, 20 boys and girls ranging from 12 to 18 discussed the issues they face daily as Muslims in metro Atlanta schools --- from mean-spirited taunts to questions about their religion and dress. The workshop, held at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta in Fayetteville on Saturday, was organized by Soumaya Khalifa, director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, to help the students learn constructive ways to diffuse unpleasant situations at school... The workshop was held at a time when many Muslims fear heightened anti-Islamic sentiment as a result of the U.S.-led war against Iraq, particularly as casualties mount."